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Guide to the Self-Study Steering Committee Records, 1965-1998

Abstract

Collection includes Duke University's self-study reports submitted to the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools in 1965, 1976, 1988 and 1998, as well as surrounding correspondence and schedules.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Self-Study Steering Committee.
Title
Self-Study Steering Committee records, 1965-1998
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet, 4000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains self-reports from various schools, departments, libraries and facilities at Duke, published in 1965, 1976, 1988 and 1998, and submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Steering Committee. Also includes correspondence and schedules relating to campus visits made by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools visiting committees.

The Library cataloged reports under several different call numbers.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1965

3 Boxes
Trinity College Self-Study Report
Box 1
Manual for the Institutional Self-Study and Periodic Visitation Program Correspondence Re: Oct. 1965 Visit
Box 1
Memos and Correspondence Re: Visits to Biological Sciences, Zoology, Marine Lab
Box 1
Self-Study Report
Box 1
Self-Study: Memos and Information Regarding
Box 1
Aerospace Studies, Naval Science
Box 2
Physical Education
Box 2
Humanities (Art, Classical Studies, English, Germanic Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Languages)
Box 2
Natural Sciences (Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology)
Box 2
Special Programs (Aging, Marine Lab, Commonwealth Studies)
Box 2
Trinity College
Box 3
Summer Session
Box 3
Library
Box 3
Social Sciences (Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology)
Box 3
Engineering
Box 3
Woman's College
Box 3
Divinity School
Box 3
Law School
Box 3
Social Science Council
Box 3
Duke Hospital
Box 3

1976

3 Boxes
Duke University Report of Fifth Year Reaffirmation of Institutional Self-Study: 1971
Box 4
Visit Schedule, Religious Life Report: 1976
Box 4
Continuing Self-Evaluation: Developing the Process: 1976
Box 4
Humanities
Box 5
Law School, Divinity School, Nursing
Box 5
Library Services, Library Annual Report, Engineering
Box 5
Business and Finance
Box 5
Interdepartmental
Box 5
Natural Sciences
Box 5
Materials for October 1976 Visit
Box 6
Materials Given to S.A.C.S. Visiting Committee on Arrival, 1976
Box 6
Black Studies, Institutional Advancement
Box 6
Alumni Affairs, Medical and Allied Health, Forestry and Environmental
Box 6
Marine Lab, Aerospace Studies and Naval Science, Anatomy and Health Education
Box 6
Athletic Association
Box 6
Social Science
Box 6

1988

1 Box
Duke University Self-Study Report Appendix, 1988
Box 7
Self-Study: "Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Planning for the 90s", 1988
Box 7
S.A.C.S.: Duke Reaccredidation Report, 1988
Box 7

1997

1 Box
Compliance with Criteria for Accreditation Commission on Colleges, SACS, 1997 (3 folders)
Box 8

Historical Note

A committee is convened once a decade to carry out a self-study of the University for its re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S). The committee has been appointed by the President and the Provost. S.A.C.S. was the name used for the reports until 1976. Beginning in 1988, the name "Self-Study Steering Committee" was used.

Under the leadership of John Carlisle Kilgo, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) became one of the founding members of S.A.C.S., at that time called the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Southern States.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Balancing the Roles of the Research University: A Self-Study Presented by Duke University to the Commission on Colleges, S.A.C.S. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Turning a Chapter: A Self Study of the Perkins Library System. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Duke University Self Study: Crossing Boundaries, Interdisciplinary Planning for the Nineties. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Continuing Self-Evaluation: Developing the Process: A Report for the Commission on Colleges of the S.A.C.S. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Report of Self-Study: The Divinity School. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Self-Study Steering Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Self-Study Steering Committee Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973-1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, September 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2007

Accessions A73-149, A80-211, A80-105, A97-90, A99-8, A99-48 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.